Editorials

The Heat

July 18, 2012
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July is generally hot but not generally as hot as this July has been. The entire nation, from coast to coast, from North to South from East to West, is in a slow roast bakethon with temperatures soaring into the high 90’s in many areas. Does it seem hotter than usual and does it...

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An Angry Dumpster

July 18, 2012
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As a result of our front-page story about the nasty dumpster on Faywood Avenue it got cleaned up. But the fact remains that this dumpster must be emptied twice a week if necessary and three times a week if necessary. Dumpsters in this neighborhood under the control of the Boston Housing Authority need to...

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What if There is No Casino?

July 16, 2012
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There is a dying horse racing track on a substantial acreage – much like Suffolk Downs – which is located in Los Angeles, near to the international airport there. In past years, all kinds of things were suggested for the sprawling development – ready site. Now comes news that on that site of the...

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Visit Revere Beach

July 16, 2012
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The Sandcastle event at Revere Beach will attract more than 500,000 people over the weekend. East Boston residents are urged to get over to America’s first public beach and to check out the amazing array of sand sculptures being created by professional artists from across the nation. There will be everything at Revere Beach...

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Mr. Boston Sandcastle Event at Revere Beach

July 16, 2012
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You’ve got to get over to Revere Beach this week and into the weekend for the Sand Castle competition that is being held once again. Right now, the contestants from all over the world are busy preparing their newest creations – sand sculptures of the first order completed by professionals who know what they...

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EASTIE Watch Atlantic Works Boiler Building

July 16, 2012
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The building—formerly the Atlantic Works Boiler Building—was erected in 1893 and is notable for the prominent arch facing down Maverick Street.   Following a determination by the Boston Fire Department that the building needs extensive work in order to be brought up to code, or else should be demolished, the property owner determined that demolition...

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Op-ed: What Type of Jobs Could Be Created at the New Casino

July 16, 2012
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Since the casino debate began there has been a lot of talk about just what kind of jobs may be created by a resort-style casino at Suffolk Downs. At community meetings and on websites the opposition to a casino in East Boston has long argued that many of the jobs offered by a casino...

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The Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2012
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It will be a thoughtful day for many of those celebrating the Fourth of July holiday. Virtually nothing about our lives is the way it used to be anymore. Everything about American life is vastly changed. The future looks uncertain. The past, at times, looks better and better in reflection. Yet the Fourth of...

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Community Discussion About Casino: The Way to Go

June 27, 2012
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Recent meetings involving those for and against casino development in East Boston have yielded few surprises. One surprise, however, is the lack of fury against a casino development here although there are many voices against a casino. And by the same token, those for a casino development are not running around the neighborhood shouting...

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Traffic Mitigation

June 22, 2012
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The thought of a Boardman Street Passover to make transiting into and out of East Boston an easier thing than it is today is a good beginning for the folks from Suffolk Downs who hope to be running a casino there in the years to come. It is also a good thing for East...

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